Workshopweekend: (31th of March) 1 & 2 of April 2017

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Always wanted to learn how to play the hurdy-gurdy or bagpipe? Or are you an advanced player who wants to improve his or her playing? This will be possible during the annual spring weekend of Draailier and Doedelzak. During this weekend there will be hurdy-gurdy, bagpipe and other music courses for the beginner and the advanced player. During the day the courses will be held. In the evening there will be concerts and session. Lack of an instrument is not an excuse, because we have instruments for rent for the beginner groups.

Program:
Participants are welcome to arrive on friday 8th of April in the evening. This evening is open for session, talks, a drink and maybe a concert. The courses will start on saturday the 9th at 9.30 and will last untill sunday the 10th 17.00. Saturday evening at 20.00 there will be concerts or ball. Afterwards there will be time for session. Non-participants are also welcome on this evening.

Stay at the location (4-6 person rooms for Saturday/Sunday) and breakfast, lunch, diner and coffee and tea during breaks is included in the workshop price.

The Courses


Hurdy-gurdy for (more)advanced players: Tobie Miller (Ca)
Hurdy-gurdy for (half)advanced players: Cliff Stapleton (UK) *Full*
Hurdy-gurdy for beginners: Cor Westbroek (NL) *Full*

Bagpipe for (more)advanced players: Vincent Boniface (It)
Bagpipe (half)advanced players: Rémi Decker (Be) *Full*
Bagpipe for beginners: Jonneke Jorissen (NL) *Full*

All instruments - Ensemble: Anne-Lise Foy (Fr)
All instruments - Balfolk: Toon van Mierlo (Be) *Full*
Diatonic accordeon: Stéphane Milleret (Fr) *Full*
Nyckelharpa: Koen Vanmeerbeek (Be)
Singing course: Raphaël de Cock (Be) *Full*
Guest


Photo's of the workshopweekend 2016:

Pictures of the Evening programme by Rosalin vd Wal
Pictures of the Workshops by Rosalin vd Wal
video's of this weekend


Hurdy-Gurdy courses


Hurdy-gurdy for (more)advanced players - Tobie Miller (Ca)

This workshop for more advanced players. This course will focus on the musical and technical aspects of hurdy gurdy playing, including dynamics, phrasing, ornamentation, and right and left-hand articulation (both with and without trompette). Repertoire will be a mix of new and old, traditional and non-traditional. Her interesting techniques will most surely give advanced players something to study this weekend!
Tobie Miller is recognized as a virtuoso of the baroque hurdy gurdy, she is one of the only hurdy gurdy players to come to the instrument through early music and performs in various formations, including in duo with the Austrian hurdy gurdy player, Matthias Loibner, as well as with well- known conductors such as Jordi Savall, Christophe Coin and Wieland Kuijken.
Currently based in Basel, Tobie performs and records both as a soloist and with numerous ensembles including the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges, Les Musiciens de Saint Julien, Leones and her own ensembles, La Rota and Ensemble Danguy. She has recently recorded her transcriptions of J.S. Bach's solo works for cello and violin, as well as a cd of 18th century French hurdy gurdy (both forthcoming).
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Listen to the music of Tobie:
Tobie Miller solo - J.S. Bach: Partita #3 BWV 1006, Preludio
Tobie Miller solo - J.S. Bach: Prelude Suite No.1 for hurdy gurdy
Tobie Miller & Ensemble Ysis - Vivaldi: Four Seasons
Tobie Miller & Sharon Berman
Ensemble Danguy - Jean-Baptiste Dupuits ( fl. 1741) Pièces de Caractères, “La Dupuits”
Tobie Miller & Mathias Loibner - Jacques Christophe Naudot (ca. 1690-1762): Air en Rondeau and Menuet


Hurdy-gurdy for (half)advanced players - Cliff Stapleton (UK)

Cliff Stapleton will show techniques of fingering and musical expression using simple melodies that relate to drone, no drone and trompette rhythm. The aim is to create a strong collective sound from all the players in the class and a communal feeling of “being in the zone”. An ability to read music will greatly help but good ears and eyes are essential. Be prepared to “be open” and to learn and enjoy this method for it is designed to enhance your music whatever your playing style. The workshop is designed for G/C hurdy-gurdies.

Cliff Stapleton already started to play hurdygurdy in 1979 and joined Blowzabella not long thereafter. After four albums and several tours, including Canada and Japan, he left the band in 1985. "From then on, I broadened my experience with other styles of music, playing with a variety of groups, exploring improvisation and being open to being adventurous and experimental. Also, I returned to theatre. Working as musical director, composer and sometimes as actor and puppeteer,I discovered an ability to create melodies and ambient sound by improvising with the action, the performers and the drama of the productions."
Since then he joined experimental music group Coil for a major European tour, and started to make recordings with Ossian Brown and Stephen Thrower (from the avant-garde group Cyclobe) and played of course with the traditional group Angles
"My present music and creative vision are the fruit of all these past experiences, and encounters with these remarkable people and places have always been and will continue to be a haven for inspiration." Let him challenge you to go deeper into the way you play on the hurdy-gurdy!
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Listen to the music of Cliff Stapleton:
Cliff Stapleton solo - Electro-Pastoral Dream
Angles - Norfolk Broads/Fingal's
Cliff Stapleton & Julian Scott
Cliff Stapleton & Nigel Eaton
Coil


Hurdy-gurdy for beginners - Cor Westbroek (NL)

Always wanted to play the hurdy-gurdy? This workshop is especially for people who never played the hurdy-gurdy before. The workshop is the oppurtunity to discover the basics of the instrument while learning easy but beautiful melodies. Instruments can be rented and two weeks beforehand there is an introductory morning in which you will receive the rental instrument and the basic information needed to get started the first two weeks.
requirements: none, this is a beginners course
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Listen to the music of Cor:
• During a session at Chateau d'Ars
• During a session atChateau d'Ars with Maxou Heintzen


Bagpipe courses

These bagpipe courses are all about the French, Flemish or Low Lands pipes (tuned in g).


Bagpipe for more advanced players - Vincent Boniface (It)

Vincent Boniface is well known for playing in bands like TocTocToc, Pitularita or Abnoba. Vincent plays with energy and like a virtuoso. In Toctoctoc he uses his bagpipe to play asthonishing solo's to continue more easy playing, just to support the harmony of the melody.
His workshop is developed around the contemporary side of this magical instrument. We use new melodies from Vincent and others contemporary composers to progress in technics. We focus on ornaments, harmonies, blowing cycle, "contrechant", "contrepoint". We will research everything to make the big step: to progress after the base of the tradition. Because this workshop will focus beyond tradition: A modern way of bagpiping, based on tradition but searching for a new sound.
Melodies will be learned by listening, but Vincent also uses sheetmusic. He advices all students to won't forget your MP3 recorder; music stand; music paper; pencil; eraser; some chanter reeds
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Listen to the music of Vincent Boniface:
with Toctoctoc - polka
with Toctoctoc - Folk en Diois 2015
with Toctoctoc - Bonsior Clara (full album)
with Abnoba - Live Portugal
with Abnoba - Albeena Delight


Bagpipe for (half)advanced players - Rémi Decker(Be)

This workshop is full, new registrations will be put on a waiting list
Rémi will give a workshop for players who are no longer in the beginner stadium and are (half) advanced. He will work on technique and ornamentation and their applicability in several styles. Rémi Decker is a wellknown virtuoso bagpipe player form Belgium and he plays in groups like Griff, Minuit Guibolles and several duo's like Decker-Malempre or with Maarten Decombel. He toured in China, Korea and throughout Europe. His talents and modesty make him an exceptional artist and much sought after international lecturer.
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Listen to the music of Rémi Decker:
Rémi Solo - Muziquepublique
Rémi Solo - Manpasikjeok Festival, Korea
met Minuit Guibolles: rainforest world music festival 2010, Malaysia
met Griff Trio: Hansken
met Griff Trio: unplugged hardrock
met Griff Trio: Nostalgia 60's
met Griff: debuut album


Bagpipe for beginners: Jonneke Jorissen (NL)

Always wanted to play the bagpipes? This workshop is especially for people who never played the bagpipes before. The workshop is the oppurtunity to discover the basics of the instrument while learning easy but beautiful melodies. Instruments can be rented and two weeks beforehand there is an introductory morning in which you will receive the rental instrument and the basic information needed to get started the first two weeks.
requirements: none, this is a beginners course
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Listen to the music of Jonneke Jorissen:
• With Chardon - Bal Nieuweschans
• With Chardon - Bal Amsterdam
• Presentation of her bagpipes beginner students


Other courses


Nyckelharpa - Koen Vanmeerbeek (Be)

Participants will taken a step further into nyckelharpa playing. During this course participants will examine for instance different playing techniques, styles and your position during playing. Koen will use melodies from Sweden, France, Belgium and new compositions to work on variations, ornamentation and the use of chords.

Koen plays the nyckelharpa since 1999. He followed courses by Didier François, Olov Johansson, Daniel Pettersson and Eléonore Billy. He works as a composer and plays violin and nyckelharpa in the band Dr. Eugène.
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Listen to the music of Koen Vanmeerbeek:
with Dr Eugène - Barabas
with Dr Eugène - Lichtekooi
with Dr Eugène - Cuberdon
Intro Haimon (composition for theatre)
Zweedse Scottisch
Marbel


Singing course - Raphaël de Cock (Be)

Raphaël will use different songs from all over Europe. Participants will explore the songs from North- or Central Europe. But also a bit of the singing traditions en the polyfonic songs of the South or the East of Europe. When our voices are trained during the weekend, we will explore a bit the throatsinging techniques of the different parts of the world. For this workshop you don't need to have singing experience or done all kinds of workshops, You only need your voice to participate.
Raphaël is an artist with his voice. He sings and plays different instruments in groups like Griff, Voxtra or Nothern Lights.
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Listen to the music of Raphaël with:
with Griff - download debut album for free
with Griff trio - L'Argent du Meunier
with Griff trio - Hansken
with Nothern Lights - Frozen North
with Nothern Lights - Sven in the Rosegarden
with Nadisuna
with Voxtra


Diatonic accordeon - Stéphane Milleret (Fr)

This workshop is full, new registrations will be put on a waiting list
Stéphane Milleret is well known for playing in bands like TocTocToc, duo Milleret-Pignol and MKF. In this course Stéphane will start off with existing melodies to work on technique, rythmic and harmonic variations in the basses, (double grips?) etc.
requirements: This workshop is meant for the more advanced player with a G/C instrument.
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Listen to the music of Stéphane Milleret
with MKF trio
with Toctoctoc
Milleret, Pignol & Niepold
Milleret & Pignol - Tempérament improbable
Pignol & Milleret - Fest-i-ball



All instruments: Ensemble - Anna-Lise Foy (Fr)

This workshop is open for all instruments: violins, flutes, percussion, bass, guitars, cellos and all other instruments are welcome. This workshop will revolve around arrangements, harmony and how make music together. Expect a search for your role as a musician in the ensemble, how to play with this role and to improvise.
entry requirements: Players are known with their instrument and are able to pick up tunes by hearing.
Anne-Lise Foy is a well known singer and hurdy-gurdy player. She sings and plays in groups such like Trio DCA or Toctoctoc. She is wanted teacher, gave courses in many countries. She was a teacher during the workshop weekend of 2015 which was a big succes. So we're glad to welcome her back in the Netherlands! Be challenged by this enthousiastic and energic musician.
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Listen to the music of Anne-Lise:
with Toctoctoc
with Toctoctoc - Bonsior Clara (full album)
with Trio DCA
with MKF trio


All instruments: Ensemble - Toon van Mierlo (Be)

This workshop is full, new registrations will be put on a waiting list
This workshop is open for all instruments: violins, flutes, percussion, bass, guitars, cellos and all other instruments are welcome. This workshop will be about how to play for dancers. How do you add groove to your dancing tunes? And how play a tune so everyone start to dance? What is needed when you make an arrangement of balfolk-tunes? Etc.
entry requirements: Players are known with their instrument and are able to pick up tunes by hearing.
Toon van Mierlo is well known for playing in bands like Naragonia, Hot Griselda or Novar. He plays diatonic accordeon, saxophone, flutes and bagpipes. Beside an excellent musician, he is very popular teacher: no matter what kind of course he gives: accordeon, bagpipes, ensemble...students are always enthousiastic. So get ready to let Toon van Mierlo challenge you to spice up your dancing-tunes!
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Listen to the music of Toon van Mierlo:
with Naragonia
with Hot Griselda
with Novar


Guest

You are welcome to join us this weekend as a 'guest'. As a guest, you're welcome to stay with us the wole weekend, but you won't participate in the workshops. During the days there are for the guests one or two classrooms avaiable for jamsessions. When the sun is shining, we could go outside to make music in the beautiful woods of Sint-Michielsgestel.
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